HL Leonard Model 50DF Bamboo Rod 8' 3/2 #5


For sale here is a Leonard Model 50DF bamboo rod -- 8 feet for a 5 weight line. Serial no. 508 from the Simroe-era. The rod is in excellent overall condition. All sections are full length without repair. There are slight sets in the tip sections, not unusual for a Leonard rod. Medium-blonde toned cane complimented nicely by the deep red wraps producing a classic look. Blued guides. Ring hook-keeper. Sculpted nickel silver winding check. Cigar grip, the cork is soiled but free of ridging and hook gouges. There is a small hole in the middle of the grip but it appears to be natural void in the cork. Bright aluminum down-locking reel seat with a varnished butternut spacer. The ferrule fit is perfect. Witness marks indented into the shoulder of the ferrule. The rod weighs 4 1/2 oz. The action is medium and very smooth. An excellent all-around rod for everything from swinging soft hackles to tossing small flies to rising trout. Includes original bag and tube with brass fittings.

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